Archive for guns

Lawmakers Debate Effect of Weapons on Campus

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 27 February 2011 by Steve

“… In Arizona, known for its gun-friendly ways, state lawmakers are pushing three bills this year focused on arming professors and others over the age of 21 on Arizona campuses. Sponsors talk of how professors and students are now sitting ducks for the next deranged gunman to charge through the classroom door …” (more)

[Marc Lacey, New York Times, 26 February]

University takes aim at campus gun law

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“The University of Utah’s president asked school trustees last Tuesday to help thwart possible legislation allowing the open display of firearms on campus, a move that could reopen a contentious debate between educators and lawmakers over gun policies …” (more)

[Brian Maffly, University World News, 16 January]

Professor charged over shooting

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 13 February 2010 by Steve

“A biology professor at a southern US university was charged with murder over the shooting deaths of three fellow biology professors at the campus. Authorities said Amy Bishop, an instructor and researcher at the University of Alabama’s Huntsville campus, opened fire during an afternoon faculty meeting …” (more)

[Irish Times, 13 February]

Texas concealed-carry law moving forward

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 12 April 2009 by Steve

USA“A proposed law in Texas that would allow residents to carry concealed handguns onto state university campuses is gaining momentum, an activist says. Marsha McCartney, North Texas Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president, said the proposed law from state Rep. Joe Driver has the unofficial support of 76 Texas House of Representatives members, the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News said Friday. McCartney noted that the House Public Safety Committee has passed the measure, which would make it illegal for public universities to prevent individuals with concealed-handgun licenses from carrying handguns on campus …” (more)

[UPI, 10 April]